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OALA Member Liability Insurance Program

OALA is pleased to announce that we have worked with BMS Canada Risk Services (BMS) to create information and insurance coverage options tailored to OALA members’ needs.

Members will now have the option to access a range of tailored insurance products as well as industry-specific risk management resources, experienced insurance brokers, and claims support. BMS will leverage its deep knowledge of the sector and Canadian and global insurance market relationships to ensure OALA members can access comprehensive coverage at competitive rates.

OALA members can now secure insurance products and services at exclusive rates, including:

  • Individual & Business Errors & Omissions (E&O) / Professional Liability Insurance (PLI)
  • Individual & Business Commercial General Liability (CGL)
  • Business Package
  • Cyber Security & Privacy Liability
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Legal Services Package
  • Legal Expense Insurance
  • & more.

Meet BMS

BMS is a specialist insurance broker that has a national team dedicated to working with Associations. BMS provides coverage and value-added services to more than 600,000 professionals and businesses through 70+ national and provincial associations across Canada.

BMS has also been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Brokerages for the past several years; and, for its member service, winning the Insurance Business Canada award for “Outstanding Customer Service by an Insurance Brokerage”. OALA members will have direct access to a team of knowledgeable brokers via a dedicated phone number and email address.

What does this mean for me?

BMS has created specialized insurance options and will offer ongoing educational webinars to support OALA members.

You can contact a BMS broker at 1-855-318-6558 or [email protected].

Resources from BMS

Application Forms

OALA Insurance Task Force Resources:

Upcoming/Recorded Webinars

Risks & Liability for Landscape Architects and the OALA Member Program
Recorded: March 27, 2024 

How much do you know about your liability as a landscape architect? It’s important to know what insurance you do, and don’t need as well as other ways to mitigate practice risk. Join OALA’s new insurance program partner, BMS, as they review the range of comprehensive insurance products available to members. Senior representatives of BMS will help members better understand the available liability insurance and how this helps to address common areas of exposure for landscape architects. Learn more about how OALA’s insurance providers have you covered through specialized insurance protection, claims support, and ongoing risk management.

Presenters: Kelly Chappel, Director, and Jordan Heer, Broker

Watch the recording

Resource Documents:

Did You Know Whitepaper, 2021, prepared by OALA Insurance Task Force: Did you know Document

For further information on the work of the OALA Insurance Task Force see details on the Task Force page: https://www.oala.ca/committees-task-forces